The Docker images are relatively new, but have had some real production testing.

Currently the main application of Socialhome is packaged as one image. Inside the image there is a single Circusd process which runs 1) gunicorn, 2) django daphne, 3) a channels worker and 4) X amount of RQ worker processes. It’s possible we will extract various components into separate Docker images in the future.

In addition to the main image, the following are needed:

  • Redis
  • PostgreSQL
  • Nginx or similar to serve media and/or provide SSL

There is an example docker-compose.yml that shows how things can be set up. Socialhome environment variables can be used to point to an external Redis or PostgreSQL if need be. See Configuration.

Find the Socialhome images in the Docker registry.